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Silicon Valley StartUp Cup Business Model Competition Judges Announce Top 12 Semi-Finalists

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 29, 2015

Silicon Valley, CA – The top 12 business models have been selected out of the previous round to move on to the next round of the Silicon Valley StartUp Cup Business Model Competition. Participants will receive priceless business advice from coaches and judges throughout the competition.

“All of the entrepreneurs in the First Presentation Round inspired us with their passion for their business, and their interest and responsiveness to our judging panel. Even though only 12 could advance to the Semi Finals, they are all winners and will no doubt make valuable contributions to our communities.” Alice Fenton, Organizer, Silicon Valley StartUp Cup

The Top 12 Semi-Finalists are:
Akwamag, PBC, Boostlearn, BrakeFree Technologies, J.T.Williams, Lucky Kidz, Metis, NIR Vision, Nirvana, notedskills.com, PlayCause, SoundFit, LLC, and Swollink.

The Top 12 businesses will present their refined business model and give a five-minute pitch during the next Judging Round on September 9th after they have worked with coaches to polish their pitches and business models July 8th and 15th. Following the September Judging Round, the judges will identify the seven best business models. The seven finalists will then work with coaches who will offer resources and expertise to help hone their business model and pitching techniques, which will be presented to the Judging Panel on October 28th.

The seven finalists will compete for First Place, which will be announced on Thursday, November 19th at an Awards Ceremony and Celebration at the Quinlan Center in Cupertino during Global Entrepreneurship Week.

For more information about the Silicon Valley StartUp Cup Business Model Competition and Resource Information, visit http://siliconvalley.startupcup.com/

The Silicon Valley StartUp Cup Business Model Competition is sponsored by The City of Cupertino, The County of Santa Clara, Erik’s DeliCafe of Cupertino, Focus Business Bank,
KT URBAN, Pacific Workplaces and Vallco Shopping Mall.

2015 Business Models moving to Presentation Round

Cupertino, CA – We have selected the 2015 business models that will move on to the next round of the Silicon ValleyStartUp Cup Business Model Competition. One of them will win first place and all will receive priceless advice from local coaches and judges throughout the competition.

“Our coaches enabled us to see the many different ways we could use our business model. Today we are able to take our model into discussions about our marketing strategy, about out pricing, about our software architecture, and make it a living viable tool to market our business.”  Nancy McKereghan, Tangerine+, 1st Place Winner, 2013 Silicon Valley StartUp Cup.

The 2015 Business Models are:

Akwamag,PBC, Arihant, Big Solo, Boostlearn, BreakFree Technologies, CPA, GeorgieBoy, Gotus Export International,  J.T.Williams, LuckyKidz, Metis, NIR Vision, Nirvana, notedskills.com, Parknav, PlayCause, SoundFit, Swollink, and TravelPaq.

The entrepreneurs will present their business model and give a seven-minute pitch to a panel of judges in the first round on June 24 and 25, 2015. At the end of the first round, the judges will identify the Top 12 and advance them to the Semi-final Round. The 12 semi-finalists will then work with coaches who will offer resources and expertise to help the entrepreneurs polish their business models and pitching techniques.

In the Final Round of judging, seven finalists will compete for first place, which will be announced during Global Entrepreneur Week (GEW) on November 19th at an Award Ceremony and Celebration held at Quinland Community Center in Cupertino. The Silicon Valley StartUp Business Model Competition is a featured event of GEW.

 

Sponsors of the Silicon Valley StartUp Cup Business Model Competition are:

The City of Cupertino, Focus Business Bank, The County of Santa Clara, Pacific Workplaces, Erik’s DeliCafe of Cupertino, and DingDing TV.